DOT Truck Accidents


Source U.S. Department of Transportation
File Size 2.83 GB
Dates Covered 1988 to Nov. 2013
Cost Snapshot

  • Nonmembers $300
  • Members $100
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The Truck Accidents database consists of accidents that involve commercial vehicles that weigh more than 10,000 pounds, as reported by state transportation agencies. Each state submits a report to the U.S. DOT that consists of all accident reports the state has gathered from local and state law enforcement agencies. The vehicles included in this database are buses, semis, moving trucks, rental trucks. The data of 1988 through 1999 also has details of hazardous-material carriers. The agency redacted hazardous-material information in the 2000-2006 data, citing security reasons, but a hazardous material database that has related information is available at NICAR.

Record layouts and samples of this database

Main documentation (readme.txt) 16.5 KB
Data sample (crash_sample.csv) 82.2 KB
Record layout (layout.xls) 33.5 KB

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